Went to the hospital last night with contractions 1-2 minutes apart. They "reclined" me to take a strip and the contractions decreased in intensity. When they checked me, I was 3 cm and 50% effaced with baby at -3 station (weird since I was -1 station on Friday) so the "dr. on call" wanted me to walk for an hour and see if there was any progression. Tons of extremely painful contractions while walking so I thought for sure it was the real thing. Next check I was still 3 cm but 70% effaced so the Dr. sent me home. We took a long walk (again 1-2 minute contractions) but was exhausted when we got home so I fell asleep (guess the contractions went away with reclining again). I have been having tons of bloody show, pieces of mucus plug but contractions have not been regular since last night. I feel like the baby is dropping but who knows. Been trying everything to get the baby to descend (walking, stairs, squatting) but I am not sure how/why the baby went backwards. So now I have no idea when to go to the hospital. Maybe I have to have the baby hanging out before I will believe this is the real thing. Feel like an idiot since this is baby #2. We have help coming on Wed since my husband can't take much time off work (would have been nice to have the baby before the 3 day weekend). If I go too late, I won't have any help (we moved when I was 36 weeks). Guess I am just totally spazzing. Any suggestions/advice is appreciated.
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9/7/10 at 2:59am